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Author Topic: YAY, the winter solstice has passed  (Read 3665 times)

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Offline fearless

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YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« on: June 21, 2009, 11:36:07 PM »
Yesterday was the shortest day of the year... Yippey, bring on the longer days, more sunshine and soon - less clothing.

It's been a dreary few weeks with 5 inches of rain and generally grey, miserable days. I think I've been suffering from SAD. but, not today, the sun is out and the weather feels surprisingly spring like at 19 C (around 70 farenheit). I know that is a false start as the worst of winter is yet to hit, but it makes a pleasant change from 15 and rain.

YAY to sunshine.
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Offline anniebc

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 02:03:13 AM »
Won't be long now Steve and spring will be with us, along with (hopefully) lots of sunshine...looking forward to those longer days.

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Offline Cliff

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 05:11:16 AM »
Boo, it means summer is coming to a slow end for us!

 :-\

Offline a2z

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009, 05:41:07 AM »
We're in mid-summer here.  104 degrees Fahrenheit (about 40 degrees Centigrade) here today in Phoenix.
Dates are blood draw dates:
5/23/14: CD4 895 --.-% VL UD - Truvada/Isentress
09/21/09: CD4 898 27.0% VL 120 - back on track, same meds.High level enzymes, but less so
06/15/09: CD4 478 21.8% VL 1150 - high liver enzymes... looks like I may not be resistant
05/22/09: Fixed insurance, resumed medicine
04/17/09: Ran out of medicine, could not resolve insurance problems
04/01/09: CD4 773 28% VL 120 - high liver enzymes
12/01/08: CD4 514 23% VL 630
10/17/08 started Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada. -- possibly minor neuropathy, but otherwise okay.
9/10/08: CD4 345 17%, VL > 78K
8/18/08: CD4 312 18%, VL > 60K (considering meds)
12/19/07: CD4 550 28% VL > 100K (no meds yet)
Diagnosed 10/23/07

Offline Texan38

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009, 07:11:13 AM »
Temperatures have been hitting 97 to 98 degrees over here in the West part of TX.   :P
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Offline Robert

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 11:44:19 AM »
Boo, it means summer is coming to a slow end for us!
 :-\

Yeah, it means summer is coming to a slow end for us!
..........

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2009, 01:19:20 PM »
It's a fabulous time to be in Reykjavik -- 24 sunshine plus everything must be 50% off due to national insolvency.

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 06:05:29 PM »
I had to remind myself that you're on the other side of the world when I read your post, Steve.  Yesterday was the longest day for us.

A2Z, I talked to my sister in Phoenix Saturday and she said that it's one of the coolest Junes on record there.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 06:12:11 PM »

Yesterday the heat index , down here in Florida was about 105 degrees !! Saturday was just as bad. Summers is officially here now. and the AC is kicking on more often now. I think I left my fingerprints on the steering wheel of the car yesterday. HOT, HOT, Hot !!    8)



Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline decayingsinner

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2009, 07:48:15 PM »
Besides all of the rain we have had lately, the temperatures have really been holding out in the Philly area.  It hasn't even reached 90F yet, which is amazing.  I'm not usually a fan of the summer heat, but I like this so far.

Offline a2z

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2009, 10:11:25 PM »
I had to remind myself that you're on the other side of the world when I read your post, Steve.  Yesterday was the longest day for us.

A2Z, I talked to my sister in Phoenix Saturday and she said that it's one of the coolest Junes on record there.

I think it was until today.... it's been very very nice compared to the furnace it normally is.
Dates are blood draw dates:
5/23/14: CD4 895 --.-% VL UD - Truvada/Isentress
09/21/09: CD4 898 27.0% VL 120 - back on track, same meds.High level enzymes, but less so
06/15/09: CD4 478 21.8% VL 1150 - high liver enzymes... looks like I may not be resistant
05/22/09: Fixed insurance, resumed medicine
04/17/09: Ran out of medicine, could not resolve insurance problems
04/01/09: CD4 773 28% VL 120 - high liver enzymes
12/01/08: CD4 514 23% VL 630
10/17/08 started Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada. -- possibly minor neuropathy, but otherwise okay.
9/10/08: CD4 345 17%, VL > 78K
8/18/08: CD4 312 18%, VL > 60K (considering meds)
12/19/07: CD4 550 28% VL > 100K (no meds yet)
Diagnosed 10/23/07

Offline Jody

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2009, 10:55:42 PM »
Yes, one of the rainiest springs ever here in the northeast, New York getting rain every other day, very little sun...I like rain now and then but it has been alot, oh well we'll take whatever we get, its good to be able to have good health and walk around in any weather !!!  And at least our reservoirs should be filled for the summer !!!

So as they say in Gay Paris...Au reservoir  ;)

Jody   :D 
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Offline Basquo

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2009, 11:17:26 PM »
Austin and most of Texas is still in a perpetual drought; it's 100+ here everyday and the humidity makes it worse; and the weather generally SUCKS ASS in Central Texas!

However, I just got an extra car thanks to my late Aunt Kathy and the A/C is even better than the one in the Brown Pearl !  YAY!

Offline Dennis

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2009, 12:58:43 AM »
It's been unbearable the last few days here in S. Florida. I spend a lot of time on my back porch, so I ran misters along the top of the screened in enclosure. The mist was evaporating as fast as it was coming out.


Yesterday the heat index , down here in Florida was about 105 degrees !! Saturday was just as bad. Summers is officially here now. and the AC is kicking on more often now. I think I left my fingerprints on the steering wheel of the car yesterday. HOT, HOT, Hot !!    8)



Ray

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2009, 07:43:41 AM »
I spend a lot of time on my back porch, so I ran misters along the top of the screened in enclosure. The mist was evaporating as fast as it was coming out.


Those misters are pretty cool, and they do their job, most of the time !! A lot of the restaurants in this area ( and along the beaches) have them installed outside, to help keep one cool before entering the restaurant !   8)


Ray
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Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Online Miss Philicia

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2009, 12:23:28 PM »
I'm happy that I'm not in Tulsa

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Offline Basquo

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2009, 12:33:34 PM »
At least Tulsa's drier than Austin

Offline fearless

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2009, 07:22:48 PM »
Those misters are pretty cool, and they do their job, most of the time !! A lot of the restaurants in this area ( and along the beaches) have them installed outside, to help keep one cool before entering the restaurant !   8)


Ray

I've never heard of these before or seen them in action but wouldn't they simply add to the humidity and therefore the uncomfortable sticky feeling?

ps. what i'd give to be hot and sticky at the moment. i'm such a wimp when it comes to cold weather - it was probably 50 farenheit this morning but my feet feel like there about to freeze off  ;D problem is our 'winter' is so brief that we are totally unprepared for it - like most in Sydney, i have no central heating (or air con for that matter) and very few appropriate clothes in my wardrobe. I remember meeting up with Tim Horn when he was in Sydney - i had layers of clothing on and was literally shaking I was so cold, but I believe Tim thought it was quite a pleasant day. I'll never be visiting the north east or inland US during winter. I don't do snow and or freezing temps at all well.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2009, 08:24:53 PM »
I've never heard of these before or seen them in action but wouldn't they simply add to the humidity and therefore the uncomfortable sticky feeling?



Steve,


I also never heard of them before, until I moved to Florida.  But they do work. I guess it works throught the evaporative process. This very fine mist lands on you, or cools the surrounding air, evaporates, and cools you down.

Found this on misters ;

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.elegantmist.com/images/restaurant-mist.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.elegantmist.com/mistbuy.html&usg=__snzkNfmvAUtkcG60o9bG5Os3K-Q=&h=210&w=230&sz=12&hl=en&start=2&tbnid=P2YjOLrc8C1XrM:&tbnh=99&tbnw=108&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drestaurant%2Boudorr%2Bmisters%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG


Ray 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline fearless

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2009, 11:34:06 PM »
WOW, but we'd never be able to use such things with our water restrictions - 15 gallons an hour is a lot of water.
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Offline Dennis

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2009, 12:25:22 AM »
15 gallons an hour? Can't say mine uses that much water.

They actually do work. The mist actually evaporates before it hits the ground. However, it does tend to cool the surrounding area, (in my case, my patio) a good 5 degrees. Maybe up to 10 degrees if I have both ceiling fans running.

WOW, but we'd never be able to use such things with our water restrictions - 15 gallons an hour is a lot of water.

Offline Robert

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2009, 02:12:18 AM »
WOW, ... - 15 gallons an hour is a lot of water.

that's why I've never bought one.  (also,they look a little too complicated for me).  They sure are nice, though,  it's going to be 102' F (39'C) here tomorrow.  I'll make sure all my work is done by noon and then look for some shade.
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2009, 04:26:57 AM »
WOW, but we'd never be able to use such things with our water restrictions - 15 gallons an hour is a lot of water.

They are real nice when bar hopping in the desert but that much water an hour, we are having a drought here.   ;D  Have the best day
Michael

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2009, 07:34:19 AM »
WOW, but we'd never be able to use such things with our water restrictions - 15 gallons an hour is a lot of water.

Remember, that depends on how many nozzles your using .  One nozzle uses 1 gallon of water per hour. But I guess if there are water restrictions in place, these might not be able to be used.

Ray
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Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Cliff

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2009, 04:57:24 AM »
I've always hated the heat (yeah, kinda made life difficult being in Texas)!  While it's only been 6 or 7 years since I moved from Texas, I'm already completely converted to cooler climates.  I was complaining to my cousin that London has been hot this week.

My cousin actually looked up the temperature (24C, 75-77F) and was not impressed!  I hadn't realised that temps in Texas were topping 100.  While I was whinging on and on to her about how hot it was.  But to be fair, I don't have ac and I have to travel by subway (also no ac).  While she is in constant ac environment from home to car to work.

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2009, 11:08:42 AM »
I don't think people in Texas use the word "whinging" either, do they?
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Offline fearless

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2009, 06:28:41 PM »
I don't think people in Texas use the word "whinging" either, do they?

Yeah, i bet our Cliffy's got a cockney accent and all now... lol
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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2009, 07:39:38 PM »
Actually, Cliff doesn't have a British accent :(

Hubby and I are originally from south Louisiana (Hubby by way of Honduras).  We've been in the mountains for nearly 11yrs and I can't take the heat now.  Today was miserable - 85F. Temps in New Orleans were topping 95F with heat indexes well over 100F.  I would melt!  I'm ready for autumn and cooler temps.

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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2009, 08:16:01 PM »
Yeah, i bet our Cliffy's got a cockney accent and all now... lol

Please. You should hear the accent Ann bought from Marks & Spencer.
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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2009, 08:29:12 PM »
Please. You should hear the accent Ann bought from Marks & Spencer.

I imagine Ann as having a real doozy of an accent. Must admit i love a good Manci accent but not sure what accent they have on the rock - would it be more Liverpuddlian and Manci? And what part of the US was she from.

We're so dull, other than the odd different word usage we all sound pretty much the same. The differences are so subtle that no outsider would ever pick up on it.
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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2009, 08:38:43 PM »
And what part of the US was she from.

Ohio, I think.
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Re: YAY, the winter solstice has passed
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2009, 02:17:44 PM »
I don't think people in Texas use the word "whinging" either, do they?

Don't they have a church song that goes, "whinging in the sheep?"  ;D  Have the best day
Michael

 


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